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, and on the streets. it will be a difficult monday morning. lester? >> eric fisher, thanks. >>> on tuesday night, president obama will deliver the first state of the union address of his second term. and despite all the attention that gun violence and immigration have been getting in recent weeks, the economy will be the president's major theme. we have more on this tonight from nbc white house correspondent peter alexander. hi, peter. >> reporter: hi, lester. good evening to you. unlike his inaugural address last month, senior advisers to the president say that his state of the union address will be more specific, more policy and agenda oriented, as the president charts out his proposed course for the next year. heading into his fifth annual address before congress tuesday night, senior administration officials say mr. obama will focus on jobs and the economy, echoing familiar themes about strengthening the nation's middle class. >> our economy grows when everybody's getting a fair shot and everybody's getting a fair shake. >> reporter: the president, advisers say, will emphasize the value of s
on to your hats. >> four more updates on the blizzard of 2013 coming up. >> we'll look for that. thanks. >>> president obama is gearing up for another fight with congressional lawmakers. this one over the impending sweeping spending cuts that could have a major effect on you. kristen welker's at the white house. good morning. >> reporter: erica, good morning to you. senior administration officials say president obama will spend the weekend working on his state of the union address. it's a speech that will focus largely on the economy and the middle class. this as washington gets closer to yet another potential economic crisis. amy baca ohlert is a high school counselor from colorado. she's traveled to washington with other educators with a message to congress. >> the time when we are looking at ways to keep our schools safer, these across-the-board cuts would impact those positions and those people who keep our schools safe. >> reporter: she's talking about the so-called sequester. $85 billion in spending cuts set to kick in march 1. meant to be so egregious that lawmakers would have to
. >> thank you, sir. you bet. first lady, michelle obama is among the mourners remembering a 15-year-old chicago girl that tied a tragic death. she was gunned down a few days after participating in the inauguration. the president today spoke about the economic threat to the middle class if congress does not do something to stop massive spending cuts. set to take effect march 1st. >> if the sequester is allowed to go forward, thousands of people that are allowed to work in education, are likely to be laid off. >> the president said he believes democrats and republicans can still get together on a balanced solution to the deficit crisis. and as we have been discussing there's talk of creating secret courts in d.c. to approve drone strikes. the "new york times" topped their paper with the headline. drone strikes part of a public hearing on what had been very secret practices in this country. talk of torture and deadly drone attacks dominated brennan's confirmation hearing. he defended the use of drones against terrorists. >> we only use drones to save lives when there's no other alterna
the cuts for a year while delaying the implementation of obama care until 2016. he says that would save money. with me is that congressman, mack thornberry. thanks for joining me. >> you're welcome. >> let's talk sir about what the house has done. it's voted over 30 times to repeal some or all of obama care that. as you know has gone nowhere because senate democrats and the president are not going to go along with it. so what are your expectations? do you really expect democrats to go along with your plan? >> well, i think they should. obviously obama care is not going to be repealed while the president's in office. and at the same time, we know that more than half the states have said they're not going to set up the exchanges that are called for in obama care. so i don't know of anyone who thinks that the federal government is going to be ready to implement the full -- all this program next year. so why not delay it for a couple of years, give the federal government time to get its act together, and at the same time save more than twice the amount of money that would be saved with the
week begins next week. >> arthel. >> arthel: so sad. thank you very much for that report. >> rick: switching gear noose washington, president obama's cabinet getting an extreme makeover. his second term team is shaping up to look very different from that of his first term. before any of that can officially happen, the president has to get his new picks confirmed. doug mckelway has an update live from washington. good to see you. >> you, too. secretary of state john kerry sailed through his nomination battle. but rougher waters lie ahead for some other obama administration cabinet nominees. chuck hagel failed to impress a lot of republicans during his confirmation hearing, who had already harbored doubts with his past controversial statements. his testimony reinforced experience held by some. that he is unprepared for such a vital post. >> i am really deeply concerned about what i saw last week. i think i'm leaning no on this nomination and i will tell you why. it was shocking to me when he was asked about our policy toward iran, that the fundamental -- one of the fundamental threa
jersey and there's no way to say it would affect his performance as a candidate for president. >> thanks for playing we appreciate it. >>> this morning president obama speaking at the national prayer breakfast, he of course talked about god and prayer, he also talked about the need to come together. >> this is now our fifth prayer breakfast, and it is always just a wonderful event, but i do worry sometimes that as soon ads we leave the prayer breakfast, everything we've been talking about, the whole time at the prayer breakfast, seems to be forgotten. on the same day of the prayer breakfast. [ laughter ] i mean, you'd like to think that the shelf life wasn't so short. i go back to the oval office and i start watching the cable news networks and it's like we didn't pray. and so my hope is that humility that that carries over every day, every moment. >> president obama at the national prayer breakfast. we'll be right back. website builder with five pages and basic email just $49.99! that's up to 76 percent below online providers and only at officemax stores! [ male announcer ] when we buil
to chicago to attend the funeral of hadiya pendleton, the teen that performed at president obama's inauguration and shot to death several days later. erica. >> kristin welker at the white house, thank you. once again, here is lester. >>> an amazing feat of airmanship and an incredible determination of grit. chances are, you haven't heard about it. 14 months, on a flight from newark to warsaw, carrying many american passengers, an airline pilot faced potential disaster. the plane's wheels were stuck. he saved everyone on board and he is being hailed as the polish sully. in the skies over warsaw, locked polish airlines flight 16 was seconds away from attempting an emergency landing like no other. captain tad brona had spent the last hour and 15 minutes trying to lower its landing gear. all its wheels and braking system, to no avail. he had no choice but to belly flop the plane with its engines acting like the rudders on a sled, to a concrete runway. in the final moments, the passengers were ready for the worst. like the other passengers, greg cohen had his head between his legs. >>
. bush having the nuclear codes as you do about president obama. call me a hypocrite, but i sure don't. all right. that does it for the cycle. martin bashir, it is all yours. >> thank you, krystal, and good afternoon. it's friday, february 8th. there's a blizzard slamming the northeast, a top spy getting hit hard, and karl rove singing for his supper. a busy friday indeed.
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